'Concerning' - Derek Johnstone singles out Rangers mainstay not pulling his weight
By James Black
Rangers legend Derek Johnstone insists that Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos needs to get back to scoring goals after going eight games without scoring.
The 21-year-old fan favourite scored eight times in his first nine games for the Gers but has failed to find the net since scoring against Partick Thistle in September.
Despite not finding the net in two months, Morelos has still been a big part of how Rangers play and has created a couple of goals for his team-mates.
Although Morelos hasn’t scored in a couple of months, Rangers haven’t struggled for goals since Pedro Caixinha was sacked two weeks ago with the Light Blues scoring three or more times in four of their last five games.
Johnstone believes the former HJK Helsinki striker needs to get back on the goal trail soon and thinks once Morelos ends his duck, he could go on another hot streak like at the start of the campaign.
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“Your job as a striker for Rangers is to score goals,” Johstone said, as quote by the Evening Times website.
“Alfredo Morelos has not found the net for eight games in a row now and that will be concerning him.
“It’s perhaps not been seen as that big a concern given that in recent times the goals have been coming from all over the team.
“But while it’s hardly the time to panic, Morelos could so with one going in off his backside.
“I’d actually fancy him to go on a run if he could break his duck.
“The Columbian enjoyed a fine run of games a few weeks back when his hard work was being rewarded by goals.
“He needs to get back to that.”
Morelos will be hoping to break his duck when the Gers return to competitive action against Hamilton on November 18th.
The Colombian has been prolific throughout his short career so far – scoring 46 times in 62 appearances for previous club HJK Helsinki before making his £1million move to Ibrox.